Switzerland’s Swiss Re is the world’s second largest provider of reinsurance and insurance-related risk products. Traditionally the company insures events that can lead to huge losses, such as natural disasters. Two years ago, this reinsurer decided to further strengthen its payment processes.
After taking a long hard look at its treasury function, Accell Group took the plunge by investing in a treasury management system (TMS) and improving bank connectivity with a payment hub solution. So how exactly did the European market leader in bicycles achieve these goals?
We asked Achmea’s Marcel Pels how insurance companies are coping with today’s fast-moving developments in payment traffic. As Manager Back-office Treasury & Cash Management at Achmea, he deals with cash management at the Achmea organisation on a daily basis.
Dutch company AkzoNobel is known worldwide for its coatings and specialty chemicals for both industry and consumers. As part of a new strategy to accelerate growth and value creation, the multinational decided to spin off its chemicals division. The challenge was to do this in just eight months. How did AkzoNobel’s treasury manage to split its activities into two?